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Canon G1 X vs Canon G1 X III

Portability
75
Imaging
52
Features
60
Overall
55
Canon PowerShot G1 X front
 
Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III front
Portability
82
Imaging
68
Features
74
Overall
70

Canon G1 X vs Canon G1 X III Key Specs

Canon G1 X
(Full Review)
  • 14MP - 1.5" Sensor
  • 3" Fully Articulated Display
  • ISO 100 - 12800
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 28-112mm (F2.8-5.8) lens
  • 534g - 117 x 81 x 65mm
  • Revealed March 2012
  • New Model is Canon G1 X II
Canon G1 X III
(Full Review)
  • 24MP - APS-C Sensor
  • 3" Fully Articulated Display
  • ISO 100 - 25600
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 24-72mm (F2.8-5.6) lens
  • 399g - 115 x 78 x 51mm
  • Announced October 2017
  • Succeeded the Canon G1 X II
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Canon G1 X vs Canon G1 X III Overview

Here, we are analyzing the Canon G1 X and Canon G1 X III, both Large Sensor Compact digital cameras and they are both manufactured by Canon. There is a large difference between the sensor resolutions of the G1 X (14MP) and G1 X III (24MP) and the G1 X (1.5") and G1 X III (APS-C) boast totally different sensor measurements.

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The G1 X was unveiled 6 years before the G1 X III which is quite a serious difference as far as tech is concerned. Both of these cameras feature the same body design (Large Sensor Compact).

Before going right into a in-depth comparison, here is a simple summary of how the G1 X grades versus the G1 X III when considering portability, imaging, features and an overall score.

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Reasons to pick Canon G1 X over the Canon G1 X III

 G1 X G1 X III 
Selfie screen Take selfies

Reasons to pick Canon G1 X III over the Canon G1 X

 G1 X III G1 X 
AnnouncedOctober 2017March 2012More modern by 67 months
Display resolution1040k920kSharper display (+120k dot)
Touch friendly display Easily navigate

Common features in the Canon G1 X and Canon G1 X III

 G1 X G1 X III 
Manually focus More exact focus
Display typeFully ArticulatedFully ArticulatedFully Articulated display
Display size3"3"Same display measurements

Canon G1 X vs Canon G1 X III Physical Comparison

For anybody who is intending to carry around your camera regularly, you need to factor its weight and proportions. The Canon G1 X enjoys outer dimensions of 117mm x 81mm x 65mm (4.6" x 3.2" x 2.6") having a weight of 534 grams (1.18 lbs) and the Canon G1 X III has measurements of 115mm x 78mm x 51mm (4.5" x 3.1" x 2.0") and a weight of 399 grams (0.88 lbs).

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Remember that, the weight of an ILC will differ based on the lens you have chosen at the time. Underneath is a front view sizing comparison of the G1 X compared to the G1 X III.

Canon G1 X vs Canon G1 X III size comparison

Taking into account size and weight, the portability score of the G1 X and G1 X III is 75 and 82 respectively.

Canon G1 X vs Canon G1 X III top view buttons comparison

Canon G1 X vs Canon G1 X III Sensor Comparison

Often, it is tough to envision the difference between sensor sizes merely by reviewing a spec sheet. The pic here may offer you a clearer sense of the sensor sizes in the G1 X and G1 X III.

Clearly, each of these cameras come with different megapixels and different sensor sizes. The G1 X having a tinier sensor will make getting shallow depth of field more difficult and the Canon G1 X III will offer you more detail having an extra 10 Megapixels. Greater resolution can also let you crop images a good deal more aggressively. The more aged G1 X is going to be behind with regard to sensor tech.

Canon G1 X vs Canon G1 X III sensor size comparison

Canon G1 X vs Canon G1 X III Screen and ViewFinder

Canon G1 X vs Canon G1 X III Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Canon G1 X as a Portrait photography camera
Canon G1 X III as a Portrait photography camera
71
you can focus manually
sensor resolution is decent (14MP)
nice sensor size (1.5")
offers face detect focusing
delivers RAW files
80
manual focus
megapixel count good (24MP)
sensor size is good (APS-C)
includes face detection autofocus
supports RAW formats
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Street Comparison

Canon G1 X Street photography information
Canon G1 X III Street photography information
72
screen articulates fully
has image stabilization (Optical)
nice sensor size (1.5")
delivers RAW files
heavier than average (534g)
85
screen can move to multiple angles
has image stabilization (Optical)
sensor size is good (APS-C)
supports RAW formats
comes with focus via touch
environment proofing
very good ISO range (25,600)
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Sports Comparison

Canon G1 X Sports photography details
Canon G1 X III Sports photography details
54
has image stabilization (Optical)
sensor resolution is decent (14 megapixels)
nice sensor size (1.5")
offers tracking focus
slow fps (2.0 frames per second)
not so great battery life (250 per charge)
lack of phase detect AF
76
has image stabilization (Optical)
megapixel count good (24MP)
sensor size is good (APS-C)
includes tracking autofocus
environment proofing
comes with phase detect autofocus
not so great battery pack (200 shots)
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Travel Comparison

Canon G1 X Travel photography details
Canon G1 X III Travel photography details
60
sensor resolution is decent (14MP)
has built in flash
display is selfie friendly
rather wide (28mm)
missing Time Lapse function
not so great battery life (250 per charge)
heavier than average (534 grams)
sluggish maximum aperture (f2.8)
73
environment proofing
connects via bluetooth
comes with focus via touch
megapixel count good (24MP)
has built in flash
quite wide (24mm)
not so great battery pack (200 shots)
does not feature selfie friendly display
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f2.8)
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Landscape Comparison

Canon G1 X Landscape photography info
Canon G1 X III Landscape photography info
60
you can focus manually
rather wide (28mm)
screen is a decent size (3 inch)
has image stabilization (Optical)
sensor resolution is decent (14 megapixels)
nice sensor size (1.5")
delivers RAW files
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
sluggish maximum aperture (f2.8)
not so great battery life (250 CIPA)
missing Time Lapse function
72
manual focus
quite wide (24mm)
good sized screen (3 inches)
has image stabilization (Optical)
megapixel count good (24 megapixels)
sensor size is good (APS-C)
very good ISO range (25,600)
supports RAW formats
environment proofing
can't change lens (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f2.8)
not so great battery pack (200 per charge)
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Vlogging Comparison

Vlogging with Canon G1 X
Vlogging with Canon G1 X III
65
rather wide (28mm)
display is selfie friendly
has image stabilization (Optical)
offers face detect focusing
video res high (1920 x 1080 resolution)
sluggish maximum aperture (f2.8)
missing mic socket
heavier than average (534 grams)
35
quite wide (24mm)
touchscreen capability
has image stabilization (Optical)
includes face detection autofocus
video resolution high (1920 x 1080 pixels)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f2.8)
does not feature selfie friendly display
missing external mic port
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Canon G1 X vs Canon G1 X III Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Canon G1 X and Canon G1 X III
 Canon PowerShot G1 XCanon PowerShot G1 X Mark III
General Information
Company Canon Canon
Model type Canon PowerShot G1 X Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III
Type Large Sensor Compact Large Sensor Compact
Revealed 2012-03-29 2017-10-25
Body design Large Sensor Compact Large Sensor Compact
Sensor Information
Powered by Digic 5 DIGIC 7
Sensor type CMOS CMOS
Sensor size 1.5" APS-C
Sensor dimensions 18.7 x 14mm 22.3 x 14.9mm
Sensor surface area 261.8mm² 332.3mm²
Sensor resolution 14MP 24MP
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 5:4, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 3:2
Max resolution 4352 x 3264 6000 x 4000
Max native ISO 12800 25600
Lowest native ISO 100 100
RAW photos
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Autofocus touch
Continuous autofocus
Autofocus single
Autofocus tracking
Autofocus selectice
Autofocus center weighted
Autofocus multi area
Live view autofocus
Face detect autofocus
Contract detect autofocus
Phase detect autofocus
Total focus points 9 49
Lens
Lens support fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 28-112mm (4.0x) 24-72mm (3.0x)
Max aperture f/2.8-5.8 f/2.8-5.6
Macro focusing range 20cm 10cm
Focal length multiplier 1.9 1.6
Screen
Display type Fully Articulated Fully Articulated
Display diagonal 3 inches 3 inches
Resolution of display 920k dot 1,040k dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch function
Display technology TFT PureColor II LCD -
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder Optical (tunnel) Electronic
Viewfinder resolution - 2,360k dot
Viewfinder coverage - 100 percent
Features
Min shutter speed 60 secs 30 secs
Max shutter speed 1/4000 secs 1/2000 secs
Continuous shutter speed 2.0 frames per second 9.0 frames per second
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Change white balance
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash distance 7.00 m (via hot shoe EX series Speedlites, Macro Twin Lite MT-24EX, Macro Ring Lite MR-14EX) 9.00 m (at Auto ISO)
Flash options Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync, Fill-in Auto, on, sl0w synchro, off
Hot shoe
Auto exposure bracketing
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Video resolutions 1920 x 1080 (24 fps), 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps) 1920 x 1080 @ 60p / 35 Mbps, MP4, H.264, AAC
Max video resolution 1920x1080 1920x1080
Video format H.264 MPEG-4, H.264
Mic jack
Headphone jack
Connectivity
Wireless None Built-In
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) Yes
GPS None None
Physical
Environmental seal
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 534 gr (1.18 lbs) 399 gr (0.88 lbs)
Physical dimensions 117 x 81 x 65mm (4.6" x 3.2" x 2.6") 115 x 78 x 51mm (4.5" x 3.1" x 2.0")
DXO scores
DXO Overall rating 60 not tested
DXO Color Depth rating 21.7 not tested
DXO Dynamic range rating 10.8 not tested
DXO Low light rating 644 not tested
Other
Battery life 250 pictures 200 pictures
Type of battery Battery Pack Built-in
Battery ID NB-10L -
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec, custom) Yes (2 or 10 secs, custom)
Time lapse feature
Type of storage SD/SDHC/SDXC SD/SDHC/SDXC card (UHS-I supported)
Storage slots Single Single
Cost at release $649 $1,299